Paycheck Chronicles

Carnival Time


I'm so excited that another Paycheck Chronicles post has been featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance!  (And I even got three red hearts to show that it was an "editor's choice.")  This week's Carnival is being hosted at Funny About Money and features my recent post, 5 Reasons That Not Saving Me Money is Saving Me Money.

I've read through this weeks submissions and a few particularly stand out.  

  • Free From Broke makes an excellent case in 9 Reasons You Need A high-Yield Online Savings Account.  I don't agree with all his reasons, because I am able to find pretty good returns at my credit union and with USAA, but most of his other thoughts make a lot of sense.  The "out of sight, out of mind" reason works very well for me, and I like the idea that you can have sub-accounts within one major account.  Why don't all banks do that?
  • At Monogamoney, Hannah looks back at The financial lessons I've learned from my younger self.  I often think about my first grown-up paychecks and how far I was able to stretch such a small amount of money.  As our income as increased, so have our expenses.  Hannah reminds me that I need to focus on the basics that got us through the lean times.
  • RC at Think Your Way to Wealth writes about Discussing Money Issues With Your Husband or Wife.  As military families, I think that it is even more important that we learn the skills that keep financial conversations pleasant and productive.  RC provides solid suggestions for how to make it happen.

I'm always amazed by how many smart people there are in the blogosphere, and I love learning from new sources.  Check 'em out!

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